April's Child provides support to families to ensure that children grow up in a healthy and happy home, becoming productive members of our community. Functional families save our society the enormous social and economic costs of coping with maladjusted children, who may eventually exhibit drug and alcohol problems, social problems and/or exhibit criminal behavior.
Clients are referred by doctors, teachers, nurses, friends, family or by the overwhelmed parent(s) themselves.
Seminars and workshops are designed for your community organization, business, agency, school or parent group, and may be held at your location.
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Often, a school, clinic, hospital or church refers clients to us. Sometimes parents contact us directly, either at our office (914-997-2642) or through our 24-hour hotline (914-682-CARE). We immediately start to assess the situation and work with the client. The Helpline provides information and referral, crisis interventions and supportive services, and is staffed by our professional staff. Other programs such as Information and Referral, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Back to Sleep, Blue Ribbon Campaign, Workshops, Professional Training, and Parents Groups are conducted on an as-needed basis.